Dayspring Retreat Center

Dayspring welcome

Dayspring Farm is a retreat center owned by Seekers and the other faith communities who are part of Church of the Saviour. It’s a place of reflection and renewal for many folks, including those of us in Seekers Church. We gather there for our semi-annual silent retreats; for Easter sunrise and other special services; and to participate in workshops and events at Wellspring Center.

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The land is an oasis of quiet, a prayerful place close to Washington, D.C. When I am there I always find some small, delightful image like this winter view of the road to the silent retreat center, an image that draws me more consciously into God’s amazing diversity.

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This labyrinth, tucked into the crest of a wooded hill, invites me to slow down, to rest on the bench placed in memory of Linda Strand, who was a member of Seekers Church.

Jenny's Tree at Dayspring

 

Jenny’s Tree was planted in 1977 by Doug and Joan Dodge, in memory of their infant daughter. It shades a bench above the Lake of the Saints.

 Text and photos by Peter Bankson  

 

Wellspring Center

The Wellspring Conference Center at Dayspring provides a welcoming setting for meetings and retreats.